The Impact Of Storage Conditions On The Recovery Efficiency Of ATES Systems
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Martin Bloemendal works on various research projects to develop ATES technology and sustainably use the subsurface for renewable heating and cooling systems. Next to research he is also involved in education by supervision of Bsc and Msc thesis projects and lecturing in various courses. Martin Bloemendal is a part-time researcher. Next to his work at Delft University of Technology he works at KWR a Dutch research institute.  At KWR Martin Bloemendal is a researcher also working on Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (ATES) projects, often applying the concepts developed at the TU Delft in pilot projects in practice. Next to that, Martin Bloemendal is also board member of the Dutch branch organization for geothermal energy storage systems.

The subsurface plays a crucial and growing part in sustainably cooling and heating buildings. Martin Bloemendal’s vision is that the enormous potential of this source of renewable energy must be put to is maximum use and must be available for future generations.

                       

The Impact Of Storage Conditions On The Recovery Efficiency Of ATES Systems

Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (ATES) systems provide sustainable heating and cooling for buildings by seasonally storing heat in underground aquifers. Combined with a heat pump, ATES systems prevent fossil energy consumption for space heating and cooling of buildings and reduce the use of energy in typical utility buildings by more than half. Climates with a heating and cooling season, together with the presence of aquifers, are favorable conditions for ATES application. Many urban areas across the world may benefit from...

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The Hidden Side Of Cities: Using Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage For Energy Saving

Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (ATES) systems contribute to reducing fossil energy consumption by seasonally storing heat in underground aquifers. Combined with a heat pump, these systems can provide more sustainable heating and cooling for buildings, and they can reduce the use of energy in bigger buildings by more than half. ATES is therefore important for the energy transition in many urban areas in North America, Europe, and Asia. In the Netherlands, where shallow aquifers make the technology especially cost-effective, ATES...

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